Sunday Worship – March 5, 2017

First Sunday in Lent
PART 1 

  • The Ringing of the Bell
  • Words of Welcome
  • Prelude – “Dearest Jesus, We Are Here” – Moritz Brosig

Part 2 

  • Call to Worship –  Annie Weible, Youth Elder
  • Hymn 81 –  “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days”  ST. FLAVIAN
  • Call to Confession and Prayer:   (unison) Lord God, you know the ways of good and evil.  You know the things that tempt us and the things that give us life.  You know our nakedness, and you know our sins.  We confess that we have disobeyed your word, denying your providence and care, and relying on our own cleverness.  Have mercy on us, we pray; cover us with your grace, feed us with the bread of life, and re-create us in your image once again.  Through Jesus Christ our Savior, hear our silent prayers of return …
  • Hymn 574 – “Lord, Have Mercy Upon Us” – KYRIE
  • Assurance of Pardon:  Annie Weible and congregation
    • Leader:  Our hearts are washed anew in the healing waters of God’s love.
    • People:  For the steadfast love of God endures forever …
    • Leader:  Through the Holy Spirit, God nourishes us into life.
    • People:  For the steadfast love of God endures forever …
    • ALL:  WHAT WONDROUS LOVE IS THIS?
  • Response 85 “What Wondrous Love Is This” – WONDROUS LOVE

PART 3 

  • Time for Young Disciples – Mike Yelton

PART 4 

  • Anthem:  The Chancel Choir – “Love One Another” – BRAD NIX

PART 5 

  • Scripture:  Exodus 3:1-2, 7-15
  • Sermon:   LENT ONE:  THEOLOGY – Reverend Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Download the sermon to play on your own audio device:  030517 SERMON jw 

Part 6 

  • Hymn 263:   “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”   ST. DENIO
  • Affirmation of Faith:   Annie Weible and congregation
    • With the whole church … We affirm that we are made in God’s image, befriended by Christ, and empowered by the Spirit. With people everywhere … We affirm God’s goodness at the heart of humanity, planted more deeply than all that is wrong. With all creation …We affirm and celebrate the miracle and wonder of life and the unfolding purposes of God, forever at work in ourselves and the world.  Amen. 

PART 7 

  • Time of Giving Thanks:  Rev. Joel Weible, Pastor
  • Announcements
  • Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer 

PART 8 

  • Offertory:  “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” – Dale Wood
  • Doxology 592:      “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”  OLD ONE HUNDRETH
  • Prayer of Dedication:  Annie Weible and congregation
    • Generous God, you are our portion and our cup.  In you our hearts are glad, our souls rejoice, and our bodies rest.  Bless and multiply our offerings this morning that they may bring the joy of your presence more deeply into the world.  Amen. 

PART 9 

  • Sacrament of Communion
  • Communion Settings:
    • “I Love You, Lord”  – arranged by Douglas Wagner
    • “Variation on CHARLESTOWN” – Charles Callahan

PART 10 

  • Hymn 280:  “Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound” – AMAZING GRACE
  • Charge and Benediction:  Rev. Joel Weible
  • Benediction Response:  “Bless the Lord, My Soul” – Jacques Berthier

Part 11 

  • Postlude:  “Pinsesalm” – Edvard Greig
  • The Ringing of the Bell

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